The University of Cincinnati, founded in 1819, is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. The university boasts a student body of over 43,000 enrolled in over 370 programs of study and is the region’s largest employer with over 15,000 faculty, staff and student workers. The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and seeks to empower all members of the university community.
The College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Virology Laboratory, is currently accepting applications for a full time, research associate position.
This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.
Applies professional knowledge, skills, and training to help conduct experimental research work in a particular discipline; research associates encompass individuals at all degrees and have a high level of competency in research but may not have an independent research program.
Oversee design in conjunction with PI, to execute laboratory experiments in coordination with senior laboratory personnel in a particular discipline;
Makes independent contributions to projects and studies based on professional training or functional experience;
Solves problems using combined research knowledge;
Independently works on whole projects/problems;
Decides how to solve problem and relies on own resources to resolve it;
Contributes effectively to the collective team effort;
Analyses research results;
Organizes data search and analysis procedures;
Assists in establishing test controls, criteria and research standards;
Assists in the design of complex data processing systems to analyze research data;
Accomplishes assigned results for project/studies, or for significant aspects of larger, complex assignments;
Serves as a seasoned level researcher.
Perform PBMC cryopreservation and various blood container types, Heparin, ACD and EDTA.
Package of infectious, diagnostic and biological substance samples in compliance with IATA Dangerous Goods regulation.
Specimen troubleshooting, problem solving and resolution, and specimen transportation.
Heavy communication with other national labs, site nursing staff, physicians, protocol monitors and international communication with labs in other countries.
LDMS database entry, troubleshooting and specimen storage and retrieval.
Performs OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV ½ Antibody Testing and hCG Pregnancy testing, monitor test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained
Sample processing and shipment from Cardiology, Oncology, Pulmonary, Digestive Disease and other departments within UC.
Processing and cryopreservation of CSF samples, preparation for liquid nitrogen shipments.
Design and execute laboratory experiments in coordination with senior laboratory personnel and PI.
Coordinate sample processing and analysis with other research and commercial laboratories.
Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments.
Increase knowledge and skills in laboratory techniques and software applications necessary to conduct the assigned laboratory work and experiments.
Other duties as delegated/assigned by the IDC Lab Manager, Clinical Research Director or Principal Investigator.
Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or related field.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.